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Spontaneous regression of intracranial arteriovenous malformation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8493599     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Spontaneous regression of an arteriovenous malformation is rare. When complete or partial regression occurs, an associated factor is usually involved, such as intracranial hemorrhage, surgery, radiation therapy, or a new neurological deficit. Another case in which the resolution was totally spontaneous is presented here. We discuss the importance of transcranial doppler revealing the hemodynamic changes in the cerebral arteries in the presence of an AVM and when the latter is thrombosed. Several mechanisms for regression are considered, and we focus on the dissection of the afferent vessel, pointing out the role of such an event in the natural history of AVM.
F Marconi; G Parenti; M Puglioli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical neurology     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0090-3019     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Neurol     Publication Date:  1993 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-06-17     Completed Date:  1993-06-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0367070     Medline TA:  Surg Neurol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  385-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Neurosurgery, University of Pisa, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / radiography,  ultrasonography*
Remission, Spontaneous

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